CertHE in Health Care Nursing Support Worker Education

This two year part-time healthcare support worker course has been designed to provide continuing higher education for those individuals working as support workers in health care settings.

The primary aim of this healthcare course is to support the development of the Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) workforce and to promote standards of care across all contexts of practice. Successful completion of this course could facilitate promotion to Band 4 worker roles in the future. Interviews are on July 15 and August 1 – you must attend one of these dates. Please read our Essential Guide for more details.

What you will study

Year 1:

Core modules

  • The Fundamentals of Care and Professional Practice
  • An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

Year 2

  • Caring for the Adult Client
  • Lifespan Growth and Development
  • Child and Family Public Health
  • Bio-psychosocial Aspects of Health and Wellbeing
  • Development of Inter-Personal Relationships in Helping People with Mental Health Problems
  • Meeting the Needs of People with a Learning Disability
  • Individual Professional Growth

Year 2 modules are chosen in accordance with your field of practice (adult, child, mental health or learning disability). Each module has explicit theoretical and...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd

Tuition Fees

Home & EU Students

For full-time and part-time undergraduate fees please see our Home & EU Student Fee pages

International Students

For full-time undergraduate fees please see our International Student Fee pages


  • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017